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Le Courtisan -> 1678 Belliqueux

2023
Nominal Guns74FWAS1626
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1674FWAS1626
Named28.6.1678FWAS1626
Launched28.6.1676FWAS1626
First Commissioned1677FWAS1626
How acquiredPurpose builtFWAS1626
ShipyardBrest Dockyard - Brest FWAS1626
Ship ClassConstant Class (1674)W033
Designed by
Laurent Hubac (Sieur de Kervalennec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1637-1682
FWAS1626
Constructor
Laurent Hubac (Sieur de Kervalennec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1637-1682
FWAS1626
CategorySecond RateFWAS1626
National RateSecond RangW033
Ship TypeShip of the LineW033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
Broken Up1708FWAS1626

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1626
Length of Gundeck143' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.4502 (152′ 4″ Imperial)
Length of Keel120' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.976 (127′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth38' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.3424 (40′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold18' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8464 (19′ 2″ Imperial)
Draught Forward18' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8464 (19′ 2″ Imperial)
Draught Aft19' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1712 (20′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen1,350Tonneaux 

Armament


28.6.1676Broadside Weight = 548 French Livre (591.4016 lbs 268.246 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck12 French 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck14 French 18-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck12 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck18 French 8-Pounder
Roundhouse4 French 4-Pounder

1696Broadside Weight = 730 French Livre (787.816 lbs 357.335 kg)FWAS1626
Lower Gun Deck16 French 36-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck10 French 24-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 French 8-Pounder
Roundhouse4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
28.6.1676280Design Complement

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1678Chef d'EscadreNNF-1661

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1690Capitaine en Second
Hélie de Sainte-HermineFrench
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1673-1700
ref:687

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1690Enseigne de Vaisseauref:687

Service History


DateEventSource
17.3.1677/78Second Battle of Ouessant
28.6.1678Renamed BelliqueuxFWAS1626
1679Rerated as a 76 gunnerFWAS1626
1688Rerated as a 74 gunnerFWAS1626
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
1691Rerated as a 76 gunnerFWAS1626
1.1706

Condemned

FWAS1626
19.9.1708

Ordered to be broken up

FWAS1626

 

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